I just bought a Seth thomas 8 day ogee clock and after getting everything cleaned and oiled the clock runs perfectly but the strike is extremely fast and picks up speed as it runs. I checked the fly and it's not loose at all and I can move it with my finger having resistance on it as you should. What I did notice though is the weight for it might not be the correct heaviness. The weight is cylinder and I always thought they should be tapered as the move upwards. The weight is cylinder and tapered at the bottom but it looks like it was wrapped with something hard so it's no longer tapered. Not sure if that was done originally or afterwards. I can't take a picture of it right now but was wondering how many pounds it should be and also what exactly it should look like.